Ir. Dr. Tang Shares Insights on VR Technology Applications in Medical Science on RTHK Radio Programme

In an enlightening session on the latest episode of “CIBS節目:創科醫學日誌” on RTHK’s Putonghua Channel AM621, esteemed Ir. Dr. Yuk Ming Tang took to the airwaves to discuss the revolutionary role of Virtual Reality (VR) in modern medicine.

The episode, titled “第十一集 VR技術的應用,” which aired on December 15 from 21:05 to 22:00 HKT, focused on the diverse applications of VR technology in enhancing medical procedures, rehabilitation processes, and potentially extending human lifespan.

During the broadcast, Ir. Dr. Tang shared his expertise on how VR has transcended the boundaries of entertainment and gaming, becoming a pivotal innovation in medical science. He elaborated on its impact, detailing how VR is being used to train medical professionals, simulate complex surgical procedures, and provide immersive rehabilitation experiences for patients.

Listeners of the programme were given an in-depth look at the intersection of technology and healthcare, exploring how robotics, artificial intelligence, apps, and VR are creating a new frontier in medical treatments and patient care.

The episode provided a platform for audiences to increase their understanding of medical technology and its benefits, equipping them with the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding their health needs.

For those who missed the live broadcast or wish to revisit the insightful discussion, the episode is available for online radio revision through the link here.

Related Link: Online Radio AM621 RTHK

Business Meets Engineering: Visit from the Business Students of City University of Macau

Dr. Chau (Director of Asia Pacific Business Research Center and Professor, Faculty of Business, The City University of Macau), Ir. Dr. Tang (Principle Investigator of RIVRT), and visiting students

Dr. Gavin Chau, a distinguished professor from the Faculty of Business at The City University of Macau, led his students on an exhilarating and educational journey to the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 16th November, 2023. This excursion offered them a unique opportunity to delve into the realm of advanced engineering and technology, making it not only enjoyable but also highly enlightening.

The visit was led by Ir. Dr. Tang and his dedicated team, who took the students on a tour around various key labs under ISE’s aegis. These included the Digital Factory, Integrated Product Design Lab, and the State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology. They also visited the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) located in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) in the afternoon.

Ir. Dr. Tang gives a warm welcome speech to the visitors
Visiting the newly opened University Square at PolyU
Visiting the IPD Lab
Playing around with Metaversity
Playing around with Metaversity

The day kicked off with a visit to the Digital Factory, where the students delved into immersive CAVE and VR research applications. This eye-opening encounter offered them the opportunity to understand how virtual reality technologies are reshaping modern manufacturing processes. Next on the agenda was the Integrated Product Design Lab. Here, the students had the opportunity to interact with the Metaversity project, gaining a unique insight into metaverse applications and their potential to transform traditional product design spaces. Following this, the students were introduced to the world of ultra-precision at the State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology. They were exposed to the ongoing research in ultra-precision machining technologies and precision surface metrology, as well as the fabrication and measurement of advanced optics and critical precision components.

Visiting AiDLab in HKSTP, leading by Dr. Mohammed
Welcome speech from the AiDLab
Research insights shared by Dr. Mohammed
Background introduction about AiDLab

In the afternoon, the students continued their exploration at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), visiting the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab). The AiDLab is the first research platform of its kind, focusing on merging artificial intelligence with design. It was established through a collaborative effort by PolyU and the Royal College of Art (RCA) in the UK, and is funded by the HKSAR Government under the InnoHK Research Clusters.Located at the Hong Kong Science Park, AiDLab is pioneering a new creative AI cluster in design and is internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary research that drives innovation and sustainability, impacting both industry and society.

The students concluded their day expressing gratitude for the insightful visit, returning to Macau with expanded knowledge and a deeper appreciation for the advancements in engineering and technology. The visit to PolyU’s ISE department and the HKSTP was not only a joyful experience but also a significant step in their academic journey.

Workshop for the Research and Applications of virtual reality and Metaverse

Ir. Dr. YM Tang and his research team (RIVRT) hosted a workshop on March 9, 2023, for academic staff and doctorate students from the City University of Macau, focused on the research and applications of virtual reality and Metaverse.

The workshop featured a range of engaging presentations and interactive sessions designed to showcase the latest advances in virtual reality technology and explore the potential applications of the Metaverse in various fields.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage with experts in the field, including Ir. Dr. YM Tang, and gained valuable insights into the development and applications of virtual reality and Metaverse technologies.

Development and Application of Metaverse – RTHK Interview


On March 9, 2023, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) interviewed Ir. Dr. YM Tang, a renowned expert in virtual reality and immersive technology, to discuss the development and applications of Metaverse.

During the interview, Ir. Dr. Tang shared his insights on the potential of the Metaverse and its impact on various industries, including entertainment, e-commerce, and education. He highlighted the importance of collaboration among different sectors to fully realize the potential of the Metaverse and create engaging and immersive experiences for users.

Ir. Dr. Tang also discussed another important factor in Metaverse development is the growth of online communities and social networks. As more people spend time online and engage with each other through social media and other digital platforms, the demand for richer, more engaging virtual experiences is increasing.

Applications of the Metaverse are already beginning to emerge in a variety of fields. One of the most promising areas of application is in the entertainment industry. Virtual reality concerts, games, and other experiences are already gaining popularity, and as the Metaverse continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more immersive and engaging entertainment experiences.

In the education and training sector, the Metaverse has the potential to transform the way we teach and learn. Virtual reality simulations and interactive environments can provide hands-on learning experiences that are not possible in traditional classroom settings.

The interview with Ir. Dr. Tang provides a valuable perspective on the current state and future prospects of the Metaverse, and highlights the growing interest in this technology among the media and general public. As the Metaverse continues to evolve and mature, it is likely to have a profound impact on the way we interact with the digital world, and on the way we live, work, and play.

Mixed Reality混合實境教師體驗日 探索應用科技教學

香港理工大學工業及系統工程系於12月12日邀請了聖母無玷聖心書院(Immaculate Heart of Mary College)約60名教職員參加混合實境教師體驗日,到訪綜合產品設計實驗室及伍達倫數碼實驗室參觀VR/AR等教學設備。


體驗內容包括沉浸式虛擬實境洞穴系統、頭戴式VR系統、Hololens AR裝置等,渴望透過科技提升學生的興趣。

教師體驗了訓練程序教學(Procedural Learning)及沉浸式學習(Immersive Learning)探索混合實境的教學應用。他們亦透過親身體驗製作全息影像(Hologram),思考對於3D圖像學習的教學應用。教師體驗了訓練程序教學(Procedural Learning)及沉浸式學習(Immersive Learning)探索混合實境的教學應用。他們亦透過親身體驗製作全息影像(Hologram),思考對於3D圖像學習的教學應用。


PolyU Undergraduate Info Day 2022

On 8 October 2022, the PolyU Undergraduate Info Day 2022 (Info Day) was successfully held that a broad range of face-to-face/online activities were provided first-hand information on undergraduate studies to the participants. As the first local tertiary institute holding face-to-face event this year, about 26,000 participants participated the event.

RIVRT is appreciative of the opportunity to share our most recent technology advancements with young adults. We hope they will eventually enroll at PolyU in the future.

Exhibition – Learning & Teaching Expo


一連三天的「學與教博覽2019」吸引了13,435名來自世界各地的教育界人士人場參觀,與此同時,以團體名義登記參觀博竟的學校及教職員亦比以往顯著增加,「 學與教博覽2019」匯聚了超過300名來自世界各地的資深教育工作者,教育學者,政府官員和學校領導人,主持超過250場主題演講,研討會,工作坊,課堂示範及學校參觀等,涵善多元教育議題,包括; 創新教育科技的應用,21世紀教學茶路及教學法,身心靈健康與品格教育,STEM及創客教育,幼兒教育,融合教司等,為來白亞洲友各地的訪客提供最新的教育發展資訊。


2019 Hospital Authority Convention

When Simulation Embraces Virtual Reality (VR): Examples of Using VR in Medical Simulation Training

Abstract Summary

At the beginning of the presentation, we will discuss the current virtual reality (VR) technology in clinical and biomedical applications. We will demonstrate an example of using VR in medical simulation for type and screen training, which determines both the ABO-Rh of the patient and screens for the presence of the most commonly found unexpected antibodies. It involves a simple draw and a laboratory test of a blood sample. There is a series of steps involving type and screen procedures. However, some medical staff members may overlook certain steps or conduct some steps unsuccessfully, as many of these staff are overloaded and work under high pressure. Therefore, we have developed an integrative solution to provide blood-taking training for medical staff members in a hospital by using the latest VR technology. In the VR training program, medical staff members can navigate and interact without distractions in a safe and calm environment, which is difficult to find in the real world. The VR training program not only provides opportunities for additional medical staff members to practice repeatedly, but also eliminates training time and costs compared with traditional training methods. The project outcome is expected to provide an interesting and effective training to thousands of medical staff members who require training in type and screen in Hong Kong. After the demonstration, we will also introduce the latest developments in mixed reality (MR) and the future development of extended reality (xR). We will explore how the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology can be integrated with VR in order to extend its application in the biomedical and clinical areas.

2019 HA Convention